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One scientist commented: 'Every time we drill a hole we find the unexpected. That's exciting, but disturbing.' And a science reporter remarked: 'Kola revealed how far from truth scientific theory can roam.' At the Kola hole, scientists expected to find 4.7 km of metamorphosed sedimentary and volcanic rock, then a granitic layer to a depth of 7 km (the 'Conrad discontinuity'), with a basaltic layer below it. The granite, however, appeared at 6.8 km and extends to more than 12 km; no basaltic layer was ever found. Seismic-reflection surveys, in which sound waves sent into the crust bounce back off contrasting rock types, have detected the Conrad discontinuity beneath all the continents, but the standard interpretation that it represents a change from granitic to basaltic rocks is clearly wrong.
A deep-focus earthquake is an earthquake that occurs at depths between 300 and 700 km beneath the Earth's surface. Their cause is still not entirely understood since subducted lithosphere at that pressure and temperature regime should not exhibit brittle behavior. They are believed to be associated with mineralogical phase changes within the slab, such as olivine transforming into a more compact spinel structure. Deep focus earthquakes usually occur within subduction zones at oceanic-continental convergent boundaries.
Most earthquakes are shallow, no deeper than 20-25 km, and occur when rocks snap and fracture under increasing stress. Earthquakes at much greater depths pose a major challenge to the standard earth model because below about 60 km, the rocks should be so hot and tightly compacted that they become ductile; instead of breaking catastrophically under stress, they should deform or flow plastically. Yet 30% of earthquakes occur at depths exceeding 70 km, and some have been recorded as far down as 700 km. Most deep-focus earthquakes occur in Benioff zones; in plate-tectonic theory these deep-rooted fault zones are labelled 'subduction zones', where slabs of ocean lithosphere supposedly plunge into the earth's mantle (though there is abundant evidence contradicting this hypothesis ). However, some deep earthquakes have shaken Romania and the Hindu Kush where there are no 'subduction zones'. A variety of mechanisms for deep earthquakes have been proposed, but they are all controversial 
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Harder to understand is why the idea survived several centuries of scientific progress, including the powerful notion of nature’s horror vacui. In a 1692 scientific paper, Edmund Halley – yes, he of comet fame – put forth the idea that Earth consists of a shell about 800 km thick, and of two inner concentric shells and an innermost core with about the same diameter as the planet Mars.
Halley did have scientific grounds for his rather bizarre thought-construct. It tried to explain why compass readings could be so anomalous: each of the inner spheres had their own magnetic poles and rotated at differing speeds. To compound his error, Halley proposed that the inner spheres might be inhabited and that the inner atmosphere was made up of luminous gases that, when escaping outward, cause the Aurora borealis.
Later theorists came up with variations to Halley’s model. In the seventeenth century, Leonhard Euler proposed a single-shell hollow Earth with a small sun (1.000 km across) at the centre, providing light and warmth for an inner-Earth civilisation. Others proposed two inner suns, and even named them: Pluto and Proserpine.
According to New Mexican Myth, Montezuma was born near Tao and allegedly trained by beings who lived in caverns, inside Pueblo Peak.The Aztecs tell of their ancestors coming from a land called Aztlan. After escaping its destruction they ended up in a cavern called Chicomoztoc, or the Seven Cavern Cities of Gold. This is where they lived before emerging to the surfaceAustralian aborigines believe their ancestors came up out of the ground and traveled about the country creating new tribes. This belief also lies with the tribes Bengal, Burma, Caroline Islands, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.
On April 5, 1909 a Phoenix newspaper called the Arizona Gazette published an article in its evening edition which claimed the an Egypto-Tibetan culture lived in the Grand Canyon. Running on the front page under the headline "Explorations in the Grand Canyon," the anonymous story claimed that the find was "not only the oldest archaeological discovery in the United States, but one of the most valuable in the world." [..]
In his narrative Kinkaid described a series of tunnels and passages with a cross chamber near the entrance in which stood a statue: "The idol almost resembles Buddha, though the scientists are not certain as to what religious worship it represents. Taking into consideration everything found thus far, it is possible that this worship most resembles the ancient people of Tibet."
Originally posted by muzzleflash
from your article you linked
"A deep-focus earthquake is an earthquake that occurs at depths between 300 and 700 km beneath the Earth's surface. Their cause is still not entirely understood since subducted lithosphere at that pressure and temperature regime should not exhibit brittle behavior. "
if the earth was hollow, this earthquake could never have happened
Originally posted by HiAliens
First, I'm not saying HET is correct, just that SET has holes in it. I believe that the Earth may be honeycombed somehow. If the first layer of the Earths crust was 800 km thick, why couldn't these deep quakes occur?
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Originally posted by muzzleflash
also another question
solid /liquid earth theories explain where Lava comes from
however, hollow earth theory does not seem to explain where all of the lava comes from (at least from my limited knowledge)
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Originally posted by HiAliens
if we have never drilled below 7miles, than how do you know the crust is that deep?
True, that was just off the top of my head from one of the theories I heard.
Honeycomb? Yeah, thanks, it may be true- What I'm trying to do with this thread is explore the many shades of grey between hollow and solid earth theory. There's so many other possibilities, why do we so often get locked into a binary argument here on ATS? There's no decent discussion, from what I've seen, only people calling each other crackpots, an imbecelic level of debate.
Lava? check out Lamprecht's interviews with Noory on youtube, it's one of the most interesting parts of the whole deal. While I may disagree with his total theory, his research is stellar. He answers a lot of the FAQs often brought up, like lava, temperatures rising as depth increases. I'm afraid I dont know enough off the top of my head ot give an answer but I'll check it out. A google search for "deepest lava" shows we really haven't found it that deep.
[edit on 16f20090pmSun, 07 Jun 2009 19:48:10 -050010 by HiAliens]
So wait, what? The Earth … hollow? Yes, it’s an insane theory, and yes it is as fictitious as the fairy tales that gave rise to it, yet at the same time it can’t be directly disproved. Why? Because we have never actually dug more than about 15 miles below the surface of the Earth, so there is no 100% direct evidence the Earth is solid through an through!
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He initially believed that the underground bases were for legitimate national security and he wanted to ‘come clean’ and tell about their true purposes. An average base costs $17 billion. Black Ops budget is half a trillion dollars per year: a quarter of the US gross national product. Black Budget is not monitored by Congress--it’s an independent taxing body but is mainly financed by drug operations by the CIA, NSA and the Drug Enforcement Administration, also the FBI, more recently. An FBI man tried to tell the public about this and was murdered in January, ‘95. [EW 2007] Phil Schneider Was Murdered in 1996 for This
The Black Budget currently consumes $1.25 trillion per year. At least this amount is used in black programs, like those concerned with deep underground military bases. Presently, there are 129 deep underground military bases in the United States. They have been building these 129 bases day and night, unceasingly, since the early 1940's. Some of them were built even earlier than that. These bases are basically large cities underground connected by high-speed magneto-leviton trains that have speeds up to Mach 2. Several books have been written about this activity. ......The average depth of these bases is over a mile, and they again are basically whole cities underground. They all are between 2.66 and 4.25 cubic miles in size. They have laser-drilling machines that can drill a tunnel seven miles long in one day. Deep Underground Military Bases and the Black Budget---Phil Schneider's last lecture of 1995
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